When talk about popularity of the blog, the way that you advertise and create the awareness is very important. Apart of how your blog template looks like and the way how you write, the proper platform is also important in order to create awareness for your blog. When talk about social network, most of people are familiar with the big names in social networking such as facebook and twitter. For those who do not know, there have a lot of social networking sites that you can join to directly and indirectly promote your blog and drive traffic to it.
Some people who in Malaysia might do not realize it. It is depends to how far you want people read your blog or get in touch with your social network. Some social networking sites are popular across a broad global audience, but others appeal to smaller niche audiences or specific regions of the world. Trust me. Social network is more global and not only in within Malaysia. Read on to learn where you can join the conversation, build relationships, and promote your blog to grow your audience. Below is top 10 social networking sites to promote your blog.
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Who do not know about facebook? With over 350 million users around the world, Facebook is by far the most popular social networking site. This is where you can meet up with new friend, play games and advertise your event or contest. Also, be sure to add your blog to your Facebook profile! You can even join or start a Facebook group to promote your blog. Not only is it a great tool to connect with friends, family, colleagues and more across the world, but it’s also a great tool to increase traffic to your blog.
Tweet or retweet can help twitter user to separate the news and story. Twitter had 400,000 tweets posted per quarter in 2007. This grew to 100 million tweets posted per quarter in 2008. By the end of 2009, 2 billion tweets per quarter were being posted by March 2010; Twitter recorded over 70,000 registered applications, according to the company. In February 2010 Twitter users were sending 50 million tweets per day. In the first quarter of 2010, 4 billion tweets were posted. As of June 2010, about 65 million tweets are posted each day, equalling about 750 tweets sent each second, according to Twitter.
With over 75 million users, LinkedIn is the most popular social networking site for business people. It’s a great place to network with business people and even promote your blog. LinkedIn is one of the most popular social networking sites, particularly for business people and career-oriented people. It’s also a great place to build relationships, share your content and expertise, and drive traffic to your blog.
MySpace has lost some of its popularity in recent years, but it’s still one of the biggest social networking sites with over 130 million users. In fact, it’s become an important site for musicians. If you blog about music or entertainment, MySpace could be a great marketing tool for you. You can learn more in my overview of MySpace. However, it’s actually more than a typical social networking site. Users can make friends, write blog posts, add music, and create a custom look to their MySpace pages to make them unique and truly their own. MySpace has a reputation of being popular for teenagers, but people from around the world and from all walks of life successfully use MySpace for personal and professional purposes, including blog promotion.
Some people know that I just re-create back my Friendster account. Since I no longer active anymore, I still can see how Friendster can help me as the advertising tools. Friendster has fallen out of popularity in the United States but it remains very popular in Southeast Asia with over 90 million users. Depending on your blog’s topic and desired audience, this could be a good niche social networking site for you to join.
Orkut is owned by Google and boasts over 100 million people, primarily in India and Brazil. If your blog would be interesting to those audiences, then Orkut could be a good place for you to get involved.
Bebo is popular among a broad audience of over 117 million users. It’s a great social network to join to market your blog and drive traffic to it. It is launched in July 2005 and owned by Criterion Capital Partners and changes ownership From March 2008 to June 2010 to the AOL Inc. Users receive a personal profile page where they can post blogs, photographs, music, videos and questionnaires to which other users may answer. Additionally, users may add others as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.
Hi5 is used by over 80 million people. It’s most popular in India, Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, and Latin America. Hi5 users can create an online profile in order to show information such as interests, age and hometown and upload user pictures where users can post comments. Hi5 also allows the user to create personal photo albums, play online games, and set up a music player in the profile. Users can also send friend requests via e-mail to other users. In early 2010, Hi5 began to evolve from a social network into a site focused on social gaming and opened to new game developers
Over 30 million people participate in the conversations, groups, and sharing that happens on Last.fm. If you blog about music, this is a perfect social network for you to join and promote your blog. Users are also able to post in the Last.fm forums, send and receive private messages and use the Last.fm client music player. For users living outside the UK, US and Germany, the radio service will require a subscription for €3.00 per month after a 30 track free trial.
BlackPlanet markets itself as “the largest black website in the world.” With over 20 million users, the site has a huge African American audience that could be the perfect fit for many bloggers. Blackplanet.com is an online niche social-networking site targeted especially for the African American community. It was launched September 1999 by Omar Wasow. In December 2007 it was the 4th highest trafficked social-networking site according to the internet monitoring site Hitwise. As of June 2007 there were 16.5 million members and 80 million page views. In April 2008, Radio One, the media empire begun by media magnate Cathy Hughes, acquired BlackPlanet and its parent company Community Connect Inc. for $38 million, along with partner sites Mi Gente and Asian Avenue. Source
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